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Harper Government Supports Pulse Industry

Posted July 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support to Pulse Canada for expansion of the pulse industry in Weste…

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Minister Ritz applauds new strategic research partnership

Posted July 2, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today welcomed the establishment of an international research partnership between CANTERRA SEEDS Limited and Groupe Limagrain of France.

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Harper Government Supports Pulse Industry

Posted July 2, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Battlefords-Lloydminster, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State fo…

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New crop year reminders for Eastern producers and industry

Posted June 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Grain Commission reminds the grain industry and producers about grain grading changes that come into effect on July 1, 2015 in Eastern Canada.

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Harper Government Invests in Ontario’s Berry Sector

Posted June 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Pierre Lemieux, Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, will be in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, June 27, to make an announcement in support of Ontario’s berry sector.

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Harper Government Invests to Grow Markets for Canadian Soybeans

Posted June 25, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Harold Albrecht, member of Parliament for Kitchener–Conestoga, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $358,175, to Soy Canada to help identify new and emerging international markets and demand for Canadian soybean products.

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Harper Government Secures Access for Fresh British Columbia Blueberries to China

Posted June 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture, and the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and Member of Parliament for Abbotsford, today announced that Canada and China have agreed to sustained market access for fresh British Col…

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Minister Fast to make Important Announcement for British Columbia’s Blueberry Industry

Posted June 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

International Trade Minister Ed Fast and the Honourable Norm Letnick, British Columbia’s Provincial Agriculture Minister, will make an announcement that will create new opportunities for the B.C. blueberry industry.

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Harper Government Invests In Potato Safety

Posted June 22, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Regional Minister for Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) and Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today that the Harper Government is investing $…

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Speak at the Pulse and Special Crops Convention 2015

Posted June 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Calgary, Alberta on Monday, June 22, 2015 to give remarks at the Pulse and Special Crops Convention 2015.

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Harper Government Invests in Potato Safety

Posted June 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, will make an announcement to support the Prince Edward Island potato industry’s efforts to reinforce the safet…

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Statement from Ministers Ritz and Fast on U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

Posted June 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. decision to seek arbitration at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on …

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Canada Regains Market Access for Live Swine to Chile

Posted June 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Harper Government has re-established market access to Chile for live swine, a market that industry estimates was worth approximately $350,000 in 2013.

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Grand Opening of Water Pipeline Infrastructure in Saskatchewan

Posted June 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, residents of west-central Saskatchewan celebrated access to better drinking water with the grand opening of the Saskatchewan Landing Regional Water Supply project which includes a 42-kilometre main water pipeline, water treatment plants and 700 …

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Harper Government Invests In Canadian Sheep Industry

Posted June 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga, Harold Albrecht on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $348,090 which will enable the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) to combine sheep and lamb production assurance sy…

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Statement by Minister of Agriculture on vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

Posted June 10, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

“Today’s vote‎ in the U.S. House of Representatives sends a strong bipartisan message that COOL must be repealed once and for all.”

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Saskatchewan’s Premises Identification Database for livestock now available

Posted June 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the federal and provincial governments launched the new online Saskatchewan Premises Identification (PID) Database to improve the response to and prevention of livestock emergencies.

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Harper Government Supports Growth of Western Agricultural Producers

Posted June 6, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Corn and soybean producers will benefit from the $1.2 million investment announced today by the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development and Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel…

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Harper Government Supports Growth of Western Agricultural Producers

Posted June 5, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development and Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for W…

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Tolerances for red smudge to be removed in amber durum

Posted June 5, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Grading changes recommended at the Eastern and Western Standards Committee meetings will be put in place for July 1, 2015 in Eastern Canada and August 1, 2015 in Western Canada.

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Minister Ritz Calls for Repeal of U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) in Washington, D.C.

Posted June 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has wrapped up a series of key meetings with U.S. representatives and industry groups in Washington, D.C., where he repeated Canada’s call for the U.S. to repeal its discriminatory COOL policy.

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Highlight Mission to Washington, D.C.

Posted June 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Thursday, June 4, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be available to speak to media via teleconference from Washington, D.C., where he is holding meetings to reinforce Canada’s position on United States Country of Origin Labelling.

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Minister Ritz Continues Push for Repeal of Country of Origin Labelling

Posted June 2, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz is leading a mission to Washington, D.C., this week where he will reassert Canada’s position that the United States (U.S.) must repeal its protectionist Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) measure for beef and pork that i…

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Minister Ritz Announces Appointment to the Canadian Dairy Commission

Posted June 1, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the appointment of Alistair Johnston as Chairperson of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) Board of Directors. Mr. Johnston’s appointment is for a 4-year term effective August 1st, 2015.

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Government of Canada Supports Western Organic Grain Growers

Posted May 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $1.2 million under the Western Diversification Program (WDP) to help Prairie organic grain growers expand into growing international markets.

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Harper Government Supports Expansion of Dairy Manufacturer in Kawartha Lakes region

Posted May 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament for Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock, announced an investment of up to $1 million for Mariposa Dairy Ltd. to increase its production capacity of specialty cheese products.

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Market Development Program Launched

Posted May 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The agriculture, agri-food and seafood industries will benefit from a new program to expand market share and foster economic growth.

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Minister Michelle Rempel to Announce Support for Western Organic Grain Growers

Posted May 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event on Friday, May 29, 2015, where the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, will make an announcement to support Western organic growers access to …

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More Western Livestock Producers Eligible for Tax Relief

Posted May 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

New Regions Designated for Livestock Tax Deferrals in 2014

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MP Devolin to Announce Support for Food Manufacturer in Kawartha Lakes Region

Posted May 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will announce support for food manufacturer in Kawartha Lakes region.

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Harper Government Invests in Canadian Aquaculture Exports

Posted May 21, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Regional Minister for Prince Edward Island and Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today an investment of nearly $2.5 million over two years…

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Harper Government Supports Natural Resource Sectors through Innovation in Genomics

Posted May 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $714,700 in funding to Genome British Columbia for their project that will demonstrate the benefits of genomics in addressing challenges faced by c…

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Government of Canada to Announce Support for Natural Resource Sectors

Posted May 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification will make an announcement in support of innovation in British Columbia’s agriculture and aquaculture industries, as well as other indus…

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Harper Government Supports Canadian Organic Sector

Posted May 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament for Oak Ridges-Markham, Paul Calandra on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $785,660 to the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) to help promote the Canadian organic sector and increase t…

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Ministers Ritz and Fast Stand Firm with Canadian Industry Against U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

Posted May 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast, alongside Canadian cattle and hog producers in Ottawa, reaffirmed Canada’s longstanding position that the United States (U.S.) must repeal its protectionist and harmful CO…

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Minister Rickford to make important announcements for First Nations in Ontario

Posted May 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Please be advised that the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and North…

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Ministers Gerry Ritz and Ed Fast to Address WTO Ruling on U.S. Country of Origin Labelling

Posted May 18, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Minister of International Trade Ed Fast will be joined by representatives of Canada’s beef and pork sector in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, to speak to media about the World Trade Organization’s ruling o…

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